There are 75 playable vehicles in FUEL, each with its own set of properties and features. You can change the vehicle at any time by accessing the Garage in the Pause menu, and buy new ones depending on how much FUEL (the games currency) you have to spend.
The key to winning is to have a variety of vehicles at your disposal to cope with all the challenges that will come your way. A dirt bike will be nimble and able to cope with punishing off-road terrain, but it is not going to be much help to you in a long asphalt road race against bigger more powerful vehicles. Before selecting a vehicle, you can view its attributes to decide if it is the right one for you:
Vehicle Stats Edit
Note: All stats for the vehicles are rated out of 6 for each vehicle in the game (6 being the best and 1 being worst).
Relates to the maximum speed of the vehicle on its optimum surface.
How quickly you can get off the line, and up to high velocities.
The less grip the more skilled you will have to be in keeping the vehicle under control.
How quickly you can bring your ride to a stop, which is important when a plunge to doom is just inches away.
How resistant your vehicle is to damage. Damage is shown in-game in the bottom right hand of the screen next to your total mileage, revs and speed.
How well suited the vehicle is to primarily asphalt routes.
How the vehicle performs when not on a road.
There are two unique vehicles in the game that do not fit into any of the above categories. These are:
A drag racer which is the one and only maverick found in The White Flats. This vehicle reaches speeds in excess of 200mph (325km/h). It is restricted to a Checkpoint Run Challenge in the White Flats. However, it is possible to use the Damocles in freeroam utilising the debug menu on the PC verson of the game.
A small one-man hovercraft, which is one of two mavericks found at Rainier Peak. This vehicle can traverse water as well as land, and is not restricted like the Damocles, therefore can be used in the online Free mode.